'''Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla''' (, ; March 11, 1921July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango music|tango
player and Music arranger|arranger
. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed ''nuevo tango
'', incorporating elements from jazz
and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles.
In 1992, American music critic Stephen Holden
described Piazzolla as "the world's foremost composer of tango music".